“Before I switched to Légère reeds, I spent so much time and energy attending to my reeds, and I was never pleased with just how much they changed when I traveled to different climates. Now I just focus on the music! From day to day, the reeds perform consistently, and I never worry about the reeds drying out on stage! Regardless of the situation, I know that when I pick up my instrument and begin to play, the sound is exactly what I want.” – Bob
Bob Eason is currently an Associate Instructor of Saxophone at Indiana University and a doctoral student studying with Dr. Otis Murphy. Bob holds a master’s degree in saxophone performance from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in music education from The University of Houston, where he studied with Mr. Dan Gelok, Mrs. Valerie Vidal, and Dr. Karen Wylie. Recently, Bob was a semi-finalist in the 4th Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition in Bangkok, Thailand.
Bob is the Soprano Saxophonist of the Kenari Saxophone Quartet, a dynamic and innovative ensemble that has received a number of awards and accolades including top prizes at several chamber music competitions including the Fischoff, Coleman, J.C. Arriaga, and Chesapeake Bay chamber music competitions, as well as a Young Artist Residency with the American Public Media program Performance Today. The Kenari Quartet has just finished recording an album to be distributed under the Naxos recording label in 2016.
A native of Houston, Bob founded the Young Saxophonist’s Institute and continues to teach summer camps in the Houston and Dallas/Ft. Worth areas for middle school and high school saxophonists. Bob is truly blessed with the support of an amazing family and wonderful friends.
His professional affiliations include the North American Saxophone Alliance, Texas Music Educators Association, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. In addition to the teachers mentioned above, Bob feels incredibly fortunate to have been mentored by Eddie Green, John Benzer, David Bertman, Noe Marmolejo, Tom Bennett, Gregory Dick, Robert Munoz, Theron Sharp, Julio Sanchez, Aaron Brown, Martin Langford, and Chris Patterson.